Tuesday, December 05, 2006

Another NeoCon goes

First Rumsfeld, now Bolton. And US foreign policy will be better for it. Bolton symbolised the bullying, blustering unilateralist style preferred by the Bush Administration - an approach which alienated countries which would normally be well-inclined to the US. He adopted the same approach towards the Senate committee which was supposed to confirm his appointment, and as a result was not confirmed. His departure hopefully marks another step in the US's return to sanity from its madness under Bush.

Now, if only Gonzales would follow...


Back to more of the old incompetent and corrupt UN of old I suspect from this change.

After all what's 1 million plus civilians killed during Kofi's tenure that the UN could of done something about and the billions of dollars of kick backs from the UN Oil for Food scandal.

Of course the left see this as something to celebrate.

Posted by Anonymous : 12/05/2006 03:19:00 PM


I'm no fan of the UN's beaurocracy, but the idea that Bolton (who hates multilateral agreements and organisations) was somehow reforming the UN is absurd.

Bolton opposes the US being in any way restricted by multilateral agreements. He wanted the UN to just stop and go away - and he's bloody said so!

Parts of the UN are quite good, and it does accomplish a great deal of good. I agree that parts of it also need some work: but Bolton just wasn't going there.

Posted by Icehawk : 12/05/2006 03:52:00 PM

indeed, for want of a better term bolton is a "complete asshole". and people both left and right agree on that.

i saw an interview where he finished by asking the interviewer if he was "a communist". it was 2002. who in the hell still thinks like that?!

oh, the interviewer was John Pilger, so the question wasn't out of the ball park, but "communist"?


and a mustache that makes him look like a paedophile.

Posted by Anonymous : 12/05/2006 06:15:00 PM

There is a pretty compelling argument that Bolton was given the job at the UN to 'deal to' it. Bush and his cohorts long ago decided that the UN is a pesky organisation, a thorn in the side of its 'new american century' plans and that, in the words of National Party strategists, it needed to be 'inocculated'. In Bush's view, Bolton was enough of a cowboy to shoot from the hip without asking too many questions, and hopefully achieve the kind of acquiescence that some Americans have begun to expect of the rest of the planet. Good riddance to bad rubbish.

Posted by Anonymous : 12/05/2006 09:49:00 PM